A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that contains info in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of verifying you are the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text that they provide and which you should use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your websites as well. However, in this situation the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also used when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In this case, the record contains info showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, such as your business details, as an example.

TXT Records in Website Hosting

All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is a few mouse clicks within the Hepsia web hosting CP, so if you use a website hosting account from our company, you'll be able to set up the record via a very user-friendly interface even though you may have never done this before. Once you sign in to your Control Panel, you will have to head to the DNS Records section through which you can control all the records related to your domains and subdomains, click the New button and in the pop-up which will appear, simply pick the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and enter the text that you need for the record. We also have a detailed Help article, but if you aren't sure what you should do, our 24/7 tech support shall help you and set up the necessary record for you. The latter shall be operating within the hour, so if you are validating your Internet site, for example, you may ask the search engine to check your site again immediately after the record has been created.